A46 Coventry junctions upgrade

Improving the Binley and Walsgrave roundabouts on the A46 near Coventry. Upgrading the trunk road sections of the A45 and A46 between the M6 and M40 to full expressway standard.

Region:  West Midlands
Start date:  Spring 2020
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

As part of the government’s £15.2 billion road investment strategy we’re developing a scheme to improve the junctions along the A46, which includes the Binley and Walsgrave junctions. This scheme will benefit communities and businesses by relieving congestion, improving safety and supporting economic growth.

We’re taking a phased approach to this scheme. We will progress with Binley junction (also known as the TGI Island) first as it suffers from heavy congestion, making journey times unreliable for road users. This will be followed by the Walsgrave junction upgrade.

Binley junction

We are currently awaiting a decision from the Secretary of State regarding consent for the scheme.

Our Statement of Case and associated documents are available in the Public Inquiry section below. The Orders can be found in the Highways Act 1980 section.

While we await the Secretary of State’s decision, we’re moving our focus to what we can do that would have a positive impact on the local area, with or without the scheme proceeding.

We’ll continue to carry out further work to inform the next stage of design, this may include onsite surveys and assessments. We’ll also be continuing discussions with landowners and stakeholders affected by the scheme.

In March, we started work to improve the existing utilities infrastructure (gas, water, electric, telecoms) at the junction along with some vegetation clearance to prepare the area for the proposed junction upgrade. We are carrying out the work without impacting road users during the daytime, we will need some overnight lane closures on weekdays and occasionally at weekends, when there are fewer vehicles on the road.

What's next?

Binley junction

In early May, we’ll need some overnight closures of the southbound carriageway from the Binley junction to Toll Bar. We’ll put a signed diversion route in place, which will be via the A428 Brandon/Binley Road, the A4082 Allard Way and the B4110 London Road.

Dates and times of closures can change. We recommend you check for the latest information on the planned roadworks feed. There are more options on the roadworks search page. You can also visit our regional twitter feed.

Walsgrave junction

We’re developing options for the Walsgrave junction. When developing options, we need to ensure that the design meets the needs of road users and the community, whilst providing value for money.

Timeline

Date Event
February 2017 Binley junction - public consultation
March 2018 Binley junction - Public information exhibition
August 2019 to March 2020 Binley junction - Highways Act 1980 planning process
2020 Walsgrave junction - Options Development
2020 Binley junction - Start of construction
2020 Walsgrave junction - Public Information Event
2022 Binley junction - Open for traffic
TBC Walsgrave junction - Start of construction
TBC Walsgrave junction - Open for traffic

Why we need this scheme

The A46 is a strategic link between the East and West Midlands, connecting Coventry and Warwickshire to the motorway network. Current congestion levels are having a serious effect on communities and businesses and could constrain future development in the area. The A46 Coventry Junctions Upgrade involves improvements to the Binley and Walsgrave junctions on the A46. We are taking a phased approach, delivering the upgrade at Binley first, followed by the Walsgrave upgrade.

Binley junction

The plans for the Binley junction will see the A46 dual carriageway become a flyover that will separate local traffic from using the A46. This will mean that drivers staying on the A46 will not need to slow down for the roundabout, improving traffic flows. The design will also include improvements to the existing footways and cycle paths for non-motorised users.

Walsgrave junction

We are currently developing options for the Walsgrave junction. When developing options, we need to ensure that the design meets the needs of road users and the community whilst providing value for money.

Aims

The aims of the scheme are to:
  • improve safety
  • support the growing economy
  • support the smooth flow of traffic
  • increase capacity
  • relieve congestion

Project media files and documents

Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The M69 southbound between junction J1 and the M6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 25 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 24, 2020, 7:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J4 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 22 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 24, 2020, 5:00 am
Location : The A46 northbound between the A45 Coventry East and the junction with the M6 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 22 June 2020 to 26 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 29 June 2020 to 3 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 6 July 2020 to 10 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 23, 2020, 4:00 am
Location : The A46 southbound between the junctions with the M6 and the A428 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 22 June 2020 to 26 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 29 June 2020 to 3 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 6 July 2020 to 10 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 23, 2020, 4:00 am
Location : The A46 southbound at the junction with the A428 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 22 June 2020 to 26 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 29 June 2020 to 3 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 6 July 2020 to 10 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 23, 2020, 4:00 am
Location : The A45 westbound between the junctions with the A46 Coventry East and the A46 Coventry West. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 31 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 7:53 pm
Location : The M45 westbound between the junctions with the M1 and the A45 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 May 2020 to 05:00 on 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 7:12 pm
Location : The A46 southbound between the M69 and the junction with the A46 Coventry East. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 22 May 2020 to 15:30 on 19 June 2020.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 7:01 pm
Location : The A46 southbound between the junctions with the M69 and the A428 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 8 June 2020 to 12 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 15 June 2020 to 19 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 8:42 am
Location : The A46 southbound between the A428 and the junction with the A46 Coventry East. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 8 June 2020 to 12 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 15 June 2020 to 19 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 8:42 am
Location : The A46 northbound between the A45 Coventry East and the junction with the M6 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:06 on 14 May 2020 to 15:30 on 10 July 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 7:42 pm
Location : The A46 southbound between the M6 and the junction with the A428 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 14 May 2020 to 15:30 on 10 July 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 7:42 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J4A and J1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 13 May 2020 to 06:00 on 22 June 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 7:23 pm
Location : The A45 westbound at the junction with the A46 Coventry West. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 31 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:35 pm
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 May 2020 to 06:00 on 29 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A45 westbound between the A4071 and the junction with the A445 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:00 from 26 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:00 from 1 June 2020 to 4 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M45 eastbound between the junctions with the A45 and the M1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 4 August 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A5 northbound between the junctions with the A428 and the A426 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:30 on 26 May 2020 to 16:30 on 26 May 2020. Schedule : From 06:30 on 28 May 2020 to 16:30 on 28 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A5 northbound between the junctions with the A4303 and the M69 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:30 and 16:30 from 28 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : From 06:30 on 1 June 2020 to 16:30 on 1 June 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A5 northbound between the junctions with the A4303 and the M69 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:30 and 16:30 from 28 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : From 06:30 on 1 June 2020 to 16:30 on 1 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:30 and 16:30 from 9 June 2020 to 11 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A45 eastbound between the A445 and the junction with the A4071 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:00 from 26 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:00 from 1 June 2020 to 4 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A46 northbound between the junctions with the A452 and the A45 Coventry West. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:59 on 24 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A46 northbound between the junctions with the A452 and the A45 Coventry West. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 05:59 on 27 April 2020 to 05:59 on 24 August 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A46 southbound between the junctions with the A452 and the A429 . Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 31 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A46 southbound between the A45 Coventry West and the junction with the A429 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 May 2020 to 05:30 on 27 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A46 southbound between the junctions with the A452 and the A429 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 May 2020 to 05:30 on 28 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A46 southbound exit slip to the A452 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 May 2020 to 05:30 on 27 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:30 and 17:30 from 26 May 2020 to 29 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A46 southbound between the junctions with the A45 Coventry West and the A452 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:59 on 24 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A46 southbound entry slip from the A429 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 May 2020 to 05:30 on 28 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A5 southbound between the junctions with the M69 and the A4303 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:30 and 16:30 from 28 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : From 06:30 on 1 June 2020 to 16:30 on 1 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:30 and 16:30 from 9 June 2020 to 11 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A46 southbound entry slip from the A452 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 May 2020 to 05:30 on 27 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A5 southbound between the junctions with the M69 and the A4303 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:30 and 16:30 from 28 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : From 06:30 on 1 June 2020 to 16:30 on 1 June 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A46 southbound exit slip to the A429 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 May 2020 to 05:30 on 28 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A5 southbound between the junctions with the A426 and the A428 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:30 on 26 May 2020 to 16:30 on 26 May 2020. Schedule : From 06:30 on 28 May 2020 to 16:30 on 28 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A46 southbound at the junction with the A46 Coventry East. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 31 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M45 eastbound between the junctions with the A45 and the M1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 16:00 from 25 May 2020 to 26 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A45 westbound between the junctions with the A46 Coventry East and the A46 Coventry West. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M45 westbound between the M1 and the junction with the A45 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 16:00 from 27 May 2020 to 28 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A45 eastbound between the junctions with the A46 Coventry West and the A46 Coventry East. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 17:00 on 26 February 2020 to 17:00 on 31 July 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A46 southbound exit slip to the A45 Coventry East. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A45 eastbound between the junctions with the A46 Coventry West and the A46 Coventry East. Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 31 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A46 southbound between the A429 and the junction with the A4177 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 May 2020 to 05:30 on 28 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A46 southbound between the junctions with the A45 Coventry West and the A452 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 05:59 on 27 April 2020 to 05:59 on 24 August 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A46 southbound between the junctions with the A428 and the A45 Coventry East. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 May 2020 to 06:00 on 15 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A45 westbound between the A46 Coventry East and the junction with the A46 Coventry West. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:38 on 22 April 2020 to 17:00 on 31 July 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm

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